2nd October 2019

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Can you use penicillin to treat gonorrhea?

Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. "Gonorrhea used to be susceptible to penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline and doxycycline — very commonly used drugs," said Jonathan Zenilman, who studies infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins.

Correspondingly, can you use penicillin to treat chlamydia?

Penicillin is not used in the treatment of chlamydia. However a range of other antibiotics can effectively cure chlamydia, in some cases only requiring a single dose. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with antibiotic medications. They kill the bacteria and prevent their growth.
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